"Life is deathless"

On page 487 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, has written: "Life is deathless. Life is the origin and ultimate of man, never attainable through death, but gained by walking in the pathway of Truth both before and after that which is called death."

A student of Christian Science recalled this divinely inspired statement when the passing of a dear one seemed to overwhelm him with a sense of sorrow and grief and momentarily to render him incapable of rejecting thoughts of depression, loss, separation, and loneliness and of knowing the truth concerning the situation. Finally, he turned completely to God, humbly praying for a fuller realization of the eternality of Life and its deathless idea, the perfect man.

After a few moments of earnest meditation the student was led to ponder the restoration of Lazarus, as recorded in the eleventh chapter of John's Gospel, in which the Master, Christ Jesus, first giving thanks to God, commanded Lazarus to come forth from the tomb; and it is recorded that he "came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes." Jesus' injunction to those who stood there was, "Loose him, and let him go."

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No Stumbling Block
May 30, 1942

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